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North India Heritage Tours
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Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Delhi
Day 01: Arrival / Delhi
Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car.

Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you.

Welcome to India, or as we say 'atithi devo bhava' (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Delhi
India Taj Mahal ToursMorning, we proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi, Visiting such sights as Bahai Temple, Humayun's Tomb (1586), the Qutab Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital.

Later we cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old city with visits to the Jamma Mosque (1650) and drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi. Visit the Red Fort (1639-1648 built by Shah Jehan the builder of the Taj Mahal in Agra) to view the inlaid and carved Royal Chambers, on to Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Delhi / Agra
After a leisurely breakfast we will drive to Agra.

Upon arrival in Agra check into your hotel.

After rest & relaxation, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects

Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Agra / Gwalior
India Taj Mahal ToursWe are about to witness one of the greatest sights of one's lifetime - the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Before departure for the monument we shall be served tea/coffee and cookies so that our eyes open real wide to behold this breathtaking sight. A dawn visit to the fabled Taj Mahal to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colours of the rising Sun on this brilliant white marble building.

After a leisurely breakfast we will drive to Gwalior

Upon arrival in Gwalior check into your hotel

After rest & relaxation we will proceed to Gwalior's main attraction is the colorful fort that has awe inspiring Jain sculptures, Jain and Hindu temples and the charming sandstone palace. The fort stands on a sandstone precipice 91 m above the surrounding plain. The forts size is impressive, and the first Mughal Emperor Babur described it as "The pearl amongst fortresses of Hind."

India Taj Mahal ToursThe Jai Vilas Palace is a much more recent structure, designed by Lt Colonel Sir Michael Filose in 1872. It resembles an Italian palazzo in places using painted sandstone to imitate marble. Part of the palace is the residence of the present Maharaja, but 35 rooms house the Scindia Museum, which displays an eccentric collection of royal possessions, curiosities and memorabilia. Of particular note here is the extraordinary Durbar Hall, approached by a crystal staircase. Inside the hall hang two of the world's largest chandeliers each weighing 3 ½ tons. In keeping with the idiosyncrasies of the Scindia Maharajas, the dining room beneath the Durbar Hall, still displays a battery operated silver train set that transported cigars, dry fruit and drinks around the table after dinner.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 05: Gwalior / Orchha
Following breakfast we will drive to Orchha.

Upon arrival in Orchha check into your hotel

Afternoon, proceed on a guided tour of the city. The medieval city of Orchha, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, seems to have frozen in time, its palaces and temples still retaining their original grandeur. The city, located by the side of the beautiful Betwa river, was founded by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, in the 16th century.The word Orchha means 'hidden'. When the Tughlaqs, who were ruling Delhi in the 15th century, pushed the Bundelkhand rajas out of Garkhundar, they retreated to distant Orchha. Apart from the famous landmarks like Jehangir Mahal, the Laxminarayan Temple, the area is peppered with fascinating little shrines and memorials, all of which add to the overwhelming feeling of nostalgia, the city evokes in the visitor

Overnight at Hotel

Day 06: Orchha / Khajuraho
India Taj Mahal ToursAfter breakfast we will drive to Khajuraho

Upon arrival check into your hotel

After, wash and change we proceed on a tour of Eastern group of Temples .If pictures speak a thousand words, then the temples of Khajuraho form a magnum opus... an expression of Indian sculptors of yore. These temples of Khajuraho were built by the Chandela kings following the tradition of Tantric art. Although famed for their erotic sculptures, the philosophy behind the temples is much more vast and encompassing. They are in fact a celebration of life!

Sound & Light Show: -
Evening, we visit temple complex to enjoy Sound & Light Show, where the history of the temples is narrated through the medium of Sound & Light. This fascinating Son-et-Lumiere spectacle evokes the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and traces the story of the unique temples from the 10th century to the present day. Amitabh Bachhan, the Indian Super Star, narrates the story of Khajuraho in his mesmerizing voice

Overnight at Hotel

Day 07: Khajuraho / Delhi (9W 724 - 1330 / 1600 Hrs)    Delhi / Departure
India Taj Mahal ToursMorning we will proceed on a tour of the world famous Western Group of temples depicting erotic sculptures of love making images of Gods and Goddesses and celestial Nymphs. The western block is the biggest and the richest in artistry. The sheer elegance and grace seems to have been chiseled by the craftsmen. Their patient hands have transformed even the mundane to excellence, from a maiden stretching her limbs in the morning, to one wringing water out of her hair after a bath to a surasundari taking out a thorn out of the sole of her foot. Besides erotic sculptures there are court scenes and scenes of battle and advice to the citizens of the kingdom. It is very interesting to note the tremendous eye for detail in these sculptures like the depiction of strained muscles and cuts on the calf muscles or the biceps.

The frank depiction of uninhibited sex does hint towards a liberated society and times where people believed in dealing openly with all aspects of life. The graphic and realistic illustrated scenes of lovemaking elaborated on the Tantric texts.

Following the tour transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi

A Home Visit & a Farewell Dinner with an Indian Family: Meeting & assistance upon arrival and we would visit an Indian family for an Indian home experience. The evening is designed to give you a 'feel' and insight into Indian family life as well as experience typical Indian hospitality and home made Indian food.

Transfer to the International airport to board your flight back home




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